There’s something about a room without a rug that just feels incomplete. As Walter from the Big Lebowski says – and I 100% agree – “That rug really tied the room together.” Rugs truly bring a home to life and you can introduce one into any space from the bathroom to a closet or the kitchen.
We are lucky enough to work with some wonderful rug suppliers and showrooms here in Houston and have rounded up a few of those fabulous folks. Hopefully, you can pay them a visit and see for yourself their impressive stock of rugs in all shapes, colors and sizes – the perfect complement for any home.
Read on to learn more about my five favorite spots in town to find the most fabulous rugs around.
One of Madison Lily’s mantras is “well cared for rugs can last for generations.” I couldn’t agree more, which is why this is one of my favorite spots to search for a classic or modern rug for our clients! Their Post Oak showroom is chocked full of all kinds of stunning options; we could spend an entire day there – and we have! Our friends at Madison Lily are dedicated to top-notch customer service and also deliver and install all of their products in Houston. They house some of our favorite collections such as the deep, moody colors of the Saule Collection, classic deconstruction of the Elaine Collection, geometric and organic designs of the Atenea Collection and many, many more.
Matt Cameron Rugs & Tapestries
Matt Cameron’s selection of antique rugs is unlike one you’ve ever seen. They know their stuff and have worked with President Barack Obama and the Ritz Carlton! Each of their rugs is created by hand and you can tell. Additionally, their team works diligently to ensure that their rugs are produced ethically, building relationships with hundreds of artisans along the way. From Oushak knots to wool and silk that is hand-dyed and finished, there are so many options to choose from – it’s hard for me to walk away with just one!
Our friends at Stark Carpet are true experts – and in so many different ways! Not only do they stock an impressive selection of antique options but also custom creations, furniture, wallcoverings, fabrics and so much more. Stark is our go-to for rugs with patterns, and they have something for everyone! Some of my favorites include an intricately woven Moroccan rug that we used to brighten up a living room, a brightly patterned Ikat runner we placed in an entryway, and a traditional Persian option that we styled in a kitchen with hardwood floors to bring some oomph to an otherwise neutral space. The versatility that Stark Carpet brings to the table always inspires the Laura U team and we’re so lucky to call them one of our partners!
If you want to feel like a king or a queen for a day during your rug shopping experience, go see Lisa Slappey and Mehdi Abedi at Postmodern Traditions! Their inventory ranges from contemporary to transitional and everywhere in between, and they are absolutely obsessed with ensuring that their clients get the most personal experience possible when shopping in-store. Whether our clients are going for a subtle aesthetic or looking for something more bold, Postmodern Traditions is the place to find the rug of your dreams! When you work with Lisa and Mehdi, it’s truly an experience, and always one that we look forward to!
Your home will only be more beautiful – and functional – after you go and see the team at Creative Flooring. We work with them often for all types of projects, big and small, and their rug and tapestries never cease to amaze us. Quality comes first with this group, and you won’t be disappointed by their carefully curated selection. We have seen their talents transform homes in an instant, which is why they are always one of the first places we look for a statement piece that will continue to WOW for years to come.
We hope you’re feeling just as inspired about finding a new rug of your own as we are! Choosing a rug can be challenging, but by selecting the best rug for your home from a showroom that understands what you are looking for, it is sure to be with you for a lifetime. For more design inspiration, and to see some of our favorite rug choices, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram!